Nightlife & the Arts in Amsterdam

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Nightlife & the Arts in Old City Center

Nightlife Overview
Name Category Location
 
Abraxas
Down a small alley, just a stone's throw from the Dam, you'll...
Cafes Old City Center
 
Air
Although spacious, Air aims for an intimate vibe, with loads...
Dance Clubs Old City Center
 
Amstelhoeck
Jutting out of the music theater Stopera, this grand café is...
Cafes Old City Center
 
Bethanienklooster
Many of the city's churches are being used these days by music...
Music Old City Center
 
Beurs van Berlage
The architectural landmark and progenitor of the Amsterdam School...
Arts Centers, Music Old City Center
 
Bitterzoet
An adventurous and diverse program of entertainment includes...
Dance Clubs Old City Center
 
Cafe Casablanca
On the edge of the Red Light District sits this neighborhood's...
Bars, Music Clubs Old City Center
 
Café Cuba
The always lively Nieuwmarkt mainstay serves relatively cheap...
Cafes Old City Center
 
Café de Jaren
This light and airy multilevel café with a lovely terrace overlooking...
Cafes Old City Center
 
Café Luxembourg
The original Art Deco interior has been brought back to its full...
Cafes Old City Center
 
Club Fuxxx
This strictly men-only venue, formerly known as the Cockring...
Bars, Dance Clubs Old City Center
 
Comedy Theater in de Nes
This intimate venue is home to up-and-coming Dutch and international...
Comedy Clubs Old City Center
 
Cotton Club
Fans of more traditional jazz should check out this legendary...
Music Clubs Old City Center
 
Cuckoo's Nest
Back in 1984, this bar was so leather-lined it put San Francisco's...
Bars Old City Center
 
Dampkring
One of the best coffeeshops in town became even more popular...
Cafes Old City Center
 
De Buurvrouw
In this small sawdusted and kitsch-strewn haven, students and...
Cafes Old City Center
 
De Dokter
Wine and whiskey are just what patrons of De Dokter ("the doctor")...
Bars Old City Center
 
De Engelenbak
This venue is best known for its "Open Bak," an open-stage event...
Dance, Theater Old City Center
 
De Engelse Reet
Also referred to as "The Pilsner Club," this decidedly ancient...
Bars Old City Center
 
de Theaterschool
This institution unites students and teachers from all over the...
Dance, Theater Old City Center
 
Dirty Dick's
Founded in 1974, this must be the oldest leather cruise bar in...
Bars Old City Center
 
Dwaze Zaken
Just before you set out to some serious sinning in the Red Light...
Cafes Old City Center
 
Frascati
This renowned lab for innovative and experimental theatre has...
Dance, Theater Old City Center
 
Getto
Founded in 1996, this truly mellow place welcomes everyone: gay...
Bars Old City Center
 
Green House
Another Cannabis Cup darling, and a not uncommon docking station...
Cafes Old City Center
 
Kadinsky
This chain serves mellow jazz alongside scrumptious chocolate-chip...
Cafes Old City Center
 
Kapitein Zeppos
Nestled on an easy-to-miss alley is this atmospheric bar and...
Cafes Old City Center
 
Lime
This unpretentious minimalist bar sandwiched between the Red...
Cafes Old City Center
 
Lokaal 't Loosje
Artists, students, and businesspeople unite in this popular café...
Cafes Old City Center
 
Lux
A fantastic 1960s look and an attractive young crowd keeps it...
Cafes Old City Center
 
Muziektheater
This theater's huge and flexible stage acts as a magnet for directors...
Dance, Opera Old City Center
 
Odeon
If you feel like some weekend dancing in a gracious old canal...
Dance Clubs Old City Center
 
PRIK
This highly popular bar is situated rather off-the-beaten-queer-path...
Bars Old City Center
 
Queen's Head
You won't find Her Majesty the Queen here, but a mainstream crowd...
Bars Old City Center
 
Skek
Run by students, this bar on the Zeedijk attracts a slightly...
Bars Old City Center
 
The Tara
This labyrinth of an Irish pub is large enough to host live music...
Cafes Old City Center
 
The Web
Leather, piercing, and tattoos predominate, but meeting one's...
Bars Old City Center
 
Winston
Deep in the 1990s this was kind of a rough late-night bar where...
Music Clubs Old City Center
 
Wynand Fockink
This is Amsterdam's most famous—and miraculously least hyped—...
Bars Old City Center
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